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Joe Elliott's Ian Hunter Interview For Speakeasy TV To Air In October

Sunday, 17th July 2016

Sunrise, FL 2016.
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Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott interviewed Ian Hunter in New York recently and it will air in October on US television.

Joe mentioned the news during his Planet Rock radio show last night and also spoke about the experience.

As mentioned last week the joint interview was taped on 12th July at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in New York.

Billed as "An Intimate Conversation With Ian Hunter & Joe Elliott" and filmed for the PBS series Speakeasy.

The show sees influential musicians talking to celebrity interviewers and in this case Joe interviewing Ian.

It airs on local TV stations across the USA.

Joe himself has previously been interviewed by both Jon Bon Jovi and Alison Krauss in the 90s for UK magazines.

The Joe Elliott Show - 16th July 2016 Quotes

Ian Hunter/TV Interview

"Now we've been based in New York for the last few days before we got here. And it was a crazy time as you can imagine New York always is. We were staying at the Trump Tower. So you can imagine what was going on inside and outside of that incredible building."

"But one of the things that I did was interview Ian Hunter for a TV special that's coming out in October. So I had to play the role of Graham Norton, Walter Kronkite, David Frost, it was kind of bizarre. But it was fun to do and I have been given permission to play this song. I think it's actually already available. From a box set that's coming out in September called Stranded In Reality. This is an out-take from the 2001 album Rant. And it is fantastic. This is called A Little Rock 'N' Roll."

Free/Ian Hunter

"During said interview with Ian Hunter. He mentioned that that is his favourite ever Free song and you could kind of see why. It has a very similar groove to stuff like Ready For Love. Which Mott did on the Dudes album which was re-recorded by Bad Company on their first album. Mick Ralphs obviously a big fan of Paul Kossoff. But that is Free there from an album called Free At Last. The song Catch A Train."

"And before that Ian Hunter with an out-take from the 2001 Rant album and it is strange when sometimes you've got these songs and you don't think that they warrant to be on the album. But then you hear them 15 years later and go wow that's actually quite good. It's from a box set that is 32 discs. It's 30 CDs, two DVDs. Ian Hunter's entire solo career called Stranded In Reality out in September."

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